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Join The Herd! a.k.a. Follow Them!

Updated on August 5, 2015

It starts as,

As per my experiences and observations, our societies and cultures around the world has been formed in such a way that people within the reach can stay together and perform certain same activities, in order to build and maintain the bond among them, through religious and/or political amendments and rituals. The down side of this is, people are raised to be the followers, instead of leaders, at individual levels, of such systems.

Over the years, this downside reduces once ability to foresee the results of their actions, as they are already defined by the ones who created such systems. Later, people also lose their ability to take risks, as they believe in what is said by the political, social and/or religious leaders, than predicting and taking actions accordingly. Worst part is, such political and social leaders come up with visualizations of outcomes for doing something on one's own portrayed through corrupted media so aggressively, that people gets afraid and lives under imaginary fear created through Ifs and Buts. Hence, people tend to look for jobs instead of creating something of their own. Such people also lack the ability to inspire. As parents, just because they can control their children's futures, they force them to do jobs instead of creating their own realities, thereby raising henchmen, minions, or assistants to leaders instead of leaders themselves, out of personal fears and beliefs.

There is still Hope.

However, there is still hope. Once the child becomes an adult, he has his own experiences and observations to learn from, and choose his own path, however tricky it may be. This is where people like us come into play. We inspire them, and later help them define their own realities, and later guide them through the ways through which they can achieve it. Again, we just show them ways, to walk on them is their own choice.


In the Nutshell

To conclude, I will not say the system, or culture in which we are living is bad. But there is a flip side to every situation, choice and decision. To understand and overcome it is the choice of an individual. And then there are always people like us around them, who are raised in the same environments but have chosen to create our own realities along with inspiring others through our experiences and knowledge.


Thank You, G M Williams!

I would again like to thank you for raising such a good question. And I am glad to share my perspective with you regarding this very intriguing aspect of our society.


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      NISARG MEHTA 2 years ago from SURAT, Gujarat, India

      I have tried to explain the scenario as I have observed, read, or learned about through different mediums.

      People often misunderstands the responsibilities, that they need to undertake, as the wrong doings or inappropriate behaviors as described by a lot of "Leaders". Since they now no longer understand what to do, or even think , in so many cases, they become the part of the herd.

      Those, who question things, despite of what they are described as in public, learns and understands better with every question.

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      Grace Marguerite Williams 2 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

      This succinctly excellent hub aptly describes the sheep mentality which is prevalent in our society. To many, it is much safer to be a mere follower than to endure/face the responsibility of being a leader and owning life. Our families and educational systems strongly inculcate children to be followers by rote instead of independent, creative leaders.